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Why It's So Important For You To Buy A Certified Shower Head

David Malcolm, Wednesday, November 23, 2016

In the past year we've seen a number of scandals resulting from companies misrepresenting their products. ..

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Top Resorts, Inns, and B&Bs Choose High Sierra's Shower Heads

David Malcolm, Sunday, November 20, 2016

We’re proud to report that High Sierra’s showerheads can now be found at some extraordinary hotels, motels, and beds and breakfasts. A sampling: ..

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High Sierra Showerheads Wins 2016 EPA WaterSense® Excellence Award

David Malcolm, Monday, October 17, 2016

Las Vegas, Nevada—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today recognized High Sierra Showerheads, a small, family-owned, made-in-USA manufacturer of water-saving shower heads based in Coarsegold, California, with a 2016 WaterSense Excellence Award for Strategic Collaboration - one of its top water conservation awards - as a leader in saving water for future generations. The award was presented at the annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference on October 6, 2016. ..

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A Brief History of the Shower Head

David Malcolm, Monday, February 15, 2016

You could write whole books (and people have) on the history of the shower. But the history of the shower head itself is very brief.

It's not because shower heads are new. Modern shower heads have been around for nearly 250 years. It's because there hasn't been much development over their history. You might be surprised to learn that most of the shower heads being sold today are not significantly different in design from the ones our great-great-grandparents used. ..

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"Antique" Shower Head Proves Some Things Don't Change

David Malcolm, Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Some technologies never change. Some products are almost exactly the same as they were half a century ago. That certainly applies to simple tools such as the rake, the screw driver, or the hand saw. Let's see, what else ... furniture, weather vanes, flannel shirts ...


Yes indeed. The fact is most shower head designs have not changed much over the past century, even though the flow rates were cut in half in 1993 to 2.5 gpm and are now being reduced even further.

This is something that I have been pointing out for a while now on my High Sierra Showerheads website and other media, attempting to explain why todays low flow shower heads (other than the High Sierra) have such weak sprays.

Recently, I came across an antique, 1940's vintage, all-brass shower head offered for sale on Ebay. I was amazed at how closely it resembled today's ultra low flow shower heads, which are being manufactured by the millions in China (mostly out of plastic, of course) and distributed throughout the USA.

So I bought it to get a closer look.  ..

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High Sierra Showerheads Founder to Be Featured on Radio Show

David Malcolm, Tuesday, September 17, 2013

High Sierra Showerheads inventor and founder David Malcolm will be interviewed on Michael King's Home Talk radio show on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 5:00 to 5:20 pm EST.  ..

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High Sierra Showerheads Named a Finalist in Imagine H2O Prize for Water Startups

David Malcolm, Thursday, December 13, 2012

We're thrilled to announce that High Sierra Showerheads has been named a finalist in the Prize for Water Startups, a business plan competition that is held annually by non-profit organization Imagine H2O. Based in San Francisco, Imagine H2O's mission is to inspire and empower people to "turn water challenges into opportunities."  ..

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Why Hotels and Motels Should Be Using Our Low Flow Shower Heads

David Malcolm, Friday, October 12, 2012

It happened to me again last week, for the umpteenth time, on a quick overnight trip to the California Coast. I wanted to take a strong but soothing shower (you know, plenty of rinsing power but no sting) after the long drive. When I entered the hotel bathroom, my heart sank. Mounted above the tub was this plastic monstrosity, with a dial surrounded by dozens of tiny holes—many of them visibly clogged with mineral deposits.

Seinfeld "The Shower" Yes, I'm talking about The Dreaded Hotel Water-Saving Shower Head Experience. I’m sure it’s happened to you.

Needless to say, the shower I took that evening was lousy. Water dribbled weakly from the partly clogged shower face. Turning the "massaging" dial had no effect on the comfort or power of the spray. Rinsing off was a lengthy, unsatisfying ritual. My wife didn't like it either. The next morning, she said her hair felt flat, like that of the Seinfeld crew in the famous low flow shower episode..

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World's Most Versatile Showerhead Is Made Right Here in the USA

David Malcolm, Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Versatility is a wonderful thing to have in a product. We've all heard the cliché about "It slices, it dices, it will even shine your shoes ... etc. etc." Some power tools can do just about anything. Many modern weed whackers have four or five different attachments for different jobs.

But is there such a thing as an extremely versatile shower head?
You betcha. It's called the High Sierra Showerhead, and it's made right here in the California foothills.  ..

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It's OK to Be Greedy Green

David Malcolm, Monday, August 01, 2011

We all know that "Green" behavior is something most people look upon favorably.  Wanting to help the planet—or even just your own community—by saving resources and using environmentally responsible products is a good thing.

But isn't there a bit of self-denial and discipline involved?  Don't we have to sacrifice pleasure and performance to use products that are environmentally sound?

Not really.  In fact, we would like to remind you here and now that many environmentally sound products are vastly superior to their wasteful counterparts.  Just for the heck of it, we will call the enjoyment and/or consumption of these products "Greedy Green."

Greedy Green is good. Greedy Green is in. Greedy Green is happening all around us.  ..

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